Saint Mary on the Hill

Fr. Mark Ross, Pastor

Fr. Vernon Knight,
Parochial Vicar

Fr. Solomon Kaanan,
Parochial Vicar

Prayer For Expressing Gratitude

Gracious God, in the busy-ness of our day, we sometimes forget to stop to thank you for all that is good in our lives. Our blessings are many and our hearts are filled with gratefulness for the gift of living, for the ability to love and be loved, for the opportunity to see the everyday wonders of creation, for sleep and water, for a mind that thinks and a body that feels.

We thank you, too for those things in our lives that are less than we would hope them to be: things that seem challenging, unfair, or difficult. When our hearts feel stretched and empty, and pools of tears form in our weary eyes, still we rejoice that you are as near to us as our next breath and that in the midst of turbulence, we are growing and learning. In the silence of our souls, we thank you most of all for your unconditional and eternal love. We make this prayer through the greatest gift of all, Your Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Amen! Amen!

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Mass Schedule

Vigil Mass for Sunday:
Saturday 5:00 pm & 6:30 pm

7:45 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am,
12:15 pm, 5:30 pm

Wednesday 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Saturday 3:45-4:45 pm

Daily Mass:
Monday - Friday 7:00 am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:15am
Miraculous Medal Novena
& Evening Mass 5:15 pm,

Saturday Morning Mass

Pro Life Holy Hour:
Wednesday 6:00pm

Monday 5:00 pm & Saturday 4:30 pm

Holy Days of Obligation:
Please consult the bulletin.

Arrangements should be made at least four
months in advance.

are celebrated
on Saturdays and Sundays.
Please call office to register.

Prayer for Vocations

O God, hear our prayer and let our cry come unto You.
Bless our Diocese of Savannah with many vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life.
Give the men and women You call the light to understand Your gift and the love to follow always in the footsteps of Your priestly Son.

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Due to continuing COVID-19 concerns the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday mass is to remain in effect through November 22, 2020. To read Bishop Parkes statement, follow the link below.

Bishop Parkes Dispensation Statement

Any parishioners who are uncomfortable about attending Sunday Mass due to the coronavirus or the safety measures implemented are excused from their obligation to attend. In addition, if parishioners are in the higher risk category due to current illness, age or suffering a chronic health condition or compromised immune system, they are also asked to remain at home.

The six foot social distancing is to be maintained except for family members. You are encouraged to wear a mask but it is not mandatory. We have been instructed to allow for 25% capacity for attendance at the Mass. We will be adding a Mass on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.

Below is the schedule that we will be following.
Daily Mass Schedule:
Monday through Friday, 7:00 am
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:15 am
Wednesday Miraculous Medal Novena & Evening Mass 5:15 pm
Saturday Morning Mass 9:15 am

Sunday Masses:
Mass times: Saturday (Vigil) - 5:00 pm & 6:30 pm
Sunday - 7:45 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:15 pm & 5:30 pm

Wednesdays, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
and Saturdays, 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Pro-Life Holy Hour on Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Adoration Chapel will remain close for now. We will let you know when it is reopened.

Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

- We will not have missalettes or hymnals in the pews.
- We will not offer the Sign of Peace to each other.
- No distribution of the Precious Blood, only the Consecrated Host.
- Receiving Holy Communion in the hand is preferred, but if receiving on the tongue come at the end of the line to a priest or deacon,only.
- No altar servers.
- No holy water in the fonts.
- No offertory procession.
- Collection baskets will be placed at various areas in the church.
- No holding of hands during the Lord's Prayer.
- No choirs, only a cantor.
- No nursery.

We will continue to live-stream the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. The daily masses will be posted on our website by 11:00 am each day.

May the Lord keep you safe and healthy,

Fr. Ross

Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.

More Information on Spiritual Communion

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Welcome to St. Mary on the Hill Parish! We are a stewardship parish and the spiritual home of over 2400 families. We are involved in many different ministries with a strong emphasis on Catholic formation. We are blessed to have a Perpetual Adoration Chapel. We hope you find our website to be informative and a good introduction to our very vibrant faith community. Please know you are always welcome to visit us, pray with us and / or join the parish. Thank you for checking us out.

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Parish Mission Statement
St. Mary on the Hill Parish, a Catholic faith community, is committed to caring for Godís people through stewardship. We are bound together by the Eucharist, directed by the Gospel teachings and the teachings of the Church, enlightened by the Holy Spirit, and are committed to sharing in the ministry of Jesus Christ. As stewards, we will proclaim the Gospel, promote peace and justice, and use our time, talents, and treasure to advance Godís Kingdom.

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